Tanzanian musician Naseeb Abdul Juma, popularly known as Diamond Platnumz is warming up for what he says will be a memorable concert in Kampala this evening.
The concert, which is part of this year’s Kampala City festival is aimed at raising money for refurbishment of primary schools under the stewardship of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA). The authority has 79 schools for which Shs600 billion is needed to ensure that they are upgraded to exceptional city standards, according to executive director Jennifer Musisi Semakula.
Diamond Platinumz, who arrived in Uganda last night, visited Nakivubo Settlement Primary School, this morning, one of the many schools that will benefit from the proceeds of the concert. He says he was touched by the plight of the children there adding that it is hard get leaders who think about the difficulty or ordinary citizens.
The Concert will be held at Kololo Independence grounds. Diamonds has been paid USD 3000 for the concert. The money was paid by Shell Uganda.
According to the charity concert budget, the event will cost 417 million Shillings. However, only 370 Shillings has been committed by sponsors. The city authority projects to collect 289 million Shillings that will go towards renovation of schools.
Diamond also says that he would like to have music collaboration with Ugandans musicians. He described Eddy Kenzo as his fan and Jose Chameleone as a legend musician in East Africa.
Unlike the carnival which is free to all Ugandans, the charity show will cost 20,000 Shillings for ordinary tickets, 40,000 Shillings for VIP tickets and 3 million Shillings for a VVIP table.
The show will feature local artists such as Sheeba Karungi, Gravity Omutujju, Geosteady, Winnie Nwagi, and Irene Ntale among others. This is the first time that KCCA is organizing a charity concert as part of the city festival.